As more startups and companies flock to D.C.’s inclusive tech scene, the region is becoming a burgeoning playground for emerging entrepreneurs. This past November, Technical.ly DC named eight individuals and companies who are contributing to the growth and advancement of the region in its first annual Technical.ly DC Awards which are voted on by the local tech community.
by Benjamin Bailey, CFA, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial
Praxis Mutual Fund shareholders expect us to invest with their values in mind. The Praxis Impact Bond Fund turned 25 this year and through the first half of the fund’s tenure we diligently focused on screening out holdings contrary to those shared values. In 2006, our eyes were opened by a public bond offering that showed us what positive impact bonds (those bonds that make a positive impact on the climate and/or communities) could do.
Booz Allen Senior Vice President Julie McPherson has made a career of driving federal agencies’ transformation through digital applications. On November 19, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) named her among the 2019 NVTC Tech 100, a list of groundbreaking companies, leaders and innovators within the region’s technology industry.
Albertsons Cos. released a new line of compostable and Earth-friendly products last April under its Open Nature store brand that are not only sustainable, but they are innovative.
“Of course, we wanted to do the right thing for our social responsibility,” she adds. “We also wanted to solve a problem for many of our shoppers. They were looking for sustainable products in these categories, and there weren’t many options with the name brands..."
Caterpillar's Enterprise Technology Strategy establishes the foundation for innovation in the company's product development. Click here to learn how Caterpillar focuses on key technology areas that impact many facets of sustainability.
More than 850 teams of data scientists, technologists, and other experts from around the world are hard at work applying their skills to uncover new insights and support learning outcomes in the 2019 Data Science Bowl.
Dr. Cedric Sims was named National Security/DHS Industry Executive of the Year and Dr. Josh Sullivan was a finalist for Artificial Intelligence Industry Executive of the Year in the 2019 Pinnacle Awards.